Take a College Road Trip to New York

We toured some of the Empire State's top schools and found out what it's like to attend them.


U.S. News visited campuses across the Empire State, traveling northward from the vibrant boulevards of New York City and around through rolling farmlands and landmark villages to Ithaca's rocky gorges. The five schools we visited are as varied as their settings.

[See photos of the New York college road trip.]

From Cornell University, which emphasizes the practical application of classroom studies, to Bard College, which prides itself on allowing students to pursue their passions for the love of learning itself, New York offers something for every academic taste.

New York College Road Trip:

Bard College

Colgate University

Cornell University

New York University

State University of New York–Geneseo

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